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Who’s Moving Where In Wealth Management? – Amundi, Brown Advisory, Others

Editorial Staff 3 April 2024

Who’s Moving Where In Wealth Management? – Amundi, Brown Advisory, Others

The latest moves and appointments in wealth management in the UK, the rest of Europe, the Middle East and other select locations.

Amundi, one of the world’s largest investment houses, is strengthening its equity set-up with the appointment of Barry Glavin as head of equity investment platform.

In addition, Vafa Ahmadi, head of thematic equities for CPR Asset Management, will be expanding his role to oversee global thematic equity for Amundi, the firm said in a statement.

Before joining Amundi, Glavin (pictured) had been the chief investment officer of State Street Global Advisors’ fundamental value equities team since 2013. He was previously head of research, fundamental equities. Glavin joined State Street Global Advisors in 2006 from HSBC Asset Management where he was a portfolio manager, then an equity analyst between 2000 and 2006. He began his career in finance as an exchange-traded derivatives broker. Glavin is a graduate in politics and philosophy from University College Dublin, and is a CFA charterholder.

A subsidiary of the Crédit Agricole group and listed on the stock exchange, Amundi currently manages more than €2 trillion ($2.149 trillion) of assets.

Brown Advisory
Brown Advisory, an independent and privately held global investment management firm which oversees $151.8 billion in client assets globally, has appointed Andy Nickson as UK intermediary sales director.

Previously, Nickson “played a key role in developing new client relationships and strategy across future growth areas for Fidelity International,” the firm said in a statement.

In his new role, Nickson will work closely with Brown Advisory’s investment and business development teams to add further expertise and insight for clients located in the UK. Based in the firm’s London office, he will support the continued growth of Brown Advisory’s international business, which was launched in 2008 and now manages approximately $23billion on behalf of clients through a growing offering of global equities and fixed income strategies.

“With over 14 years’ experience in sales and a deep understanding of our key UK and international markets, Andy will be an invaluable addition as we continue to strengthen our position and expand into new markets,” Charlie van Straubenzee, partner and head of European institutional and intermediary sales at Brown Advisory, said.

International law firm BCLP has appointed Partner Kyle O’Sullivan to join its global tax advice and controversy team in London.

O’Sullivan has joined from Slaughter and May, where he was an associate. He brings a background in the tax aspects of public and private M&A, group reorganisations, corporate financing and IP-related agreements. O’Sullivan has particular experience in the energy sector and has recently been on secondment at Vitol, one of the world’s prominent energy and commodities companies, where he worked on tax planning, structuring M&A and other investments.

Rhodes Wealth Management
Rhodes Wealth Management, based in Derby, in the UK Midlands, has appointed Hayley Burton (pictured below) as managing director.

Burton, who was previously MD of Kingswood Group and divisional manager at Santander Wealth Management, has worked in the financial sector for more than two decades.

Rhodes Wealth Management holds ÂŁ500 million ($628.6 million) of funds under its management.  

Hayley Burton

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